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E82 1M Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

apex BMW e82 1m arc8 ec7 fl5 sm10 wheels fitmentARC-8 // Front & Rear: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires (mods required)

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Vehicles Covered in this Guide
2011 1M only.
Other E82 1-Series cars with added 1M fenders and body panels.

Chassis Introduction

Aside from selling for more money used than they cost new, the 1M is also known for being one of the most fun “modern” BMWs to be produced in recent years. Owners who actually drive them love them. The non-M 1-Series has very particular fitment requirements that were not carried over to the M variant. This means the car is very low-offset and wide-tire friendly, allowing for multiple fitment options for different purposes. We produce fitments in all of our designs for the E82 1M.

Bolt Pattern: 5x120 Thread Pitch: M12x1.5mm Center Bore: 72.56mm

 

OEM+ Fitments

apex BMW e82 1m arc8 ec7 fl5 sm10 wheels fitmentARC-8 // Front & Rear: 18x9.5" ET22 with 285/35-18 tires (mods required)

These fitments prioritize (in order):
1. Ease of fitment
2. Aesthetics
3. Performance

Ideal for the driver who wants a no-nonsense direct bolt-on fitment. These fitments are a small step up from stock wheels and tires, and offer a small but noticeable performance improvement.

Staggered Setups
Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9" ET30 with 255/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires
    • Direct fit
    • Popular fitment.

  • Front: 19x9" ET28 or ET30 with 255/35-19 tires
    Rear: 19x10" ET25 with 275/35-19 tires
    • Direct fit
    • Available in ARC-8, EC-7, and SM-10 designs only.
    • Stock 245/265 staggered tires may also be used.

 

 

Aggressive Street Fitments

apex BMW e82 1m arc8 ec7 fl5 sm10 wheels fitment
EC-7 // Front: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires // Rear: 18x11" ET25 with 295/30-18 tires (mods required)

These fitments prioritize (in order):
1. Aesthetics
2. Performance
3. Ease of fitment

Ideal for the driver who wants to fill out the wheel wells with the widest possible rubber and perfectly flush offsets. Sometimes these fitments are a direct bolt-on, but often times require small spacers, negative camber, or rolled fenders for the sake of dialing in the perfect blend of function and form.

Staggered Setups
Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x10.5” ET22 or ET27 with 285/35-18 tires
    • Popular fitment.
    • Slight scrubbing of front fender liners may occur during full-lock turns. No permanent damage will be caused.
  • Front: 19x9.5" ET22 with 265/30-19 tires
  • Rear: 19x10.5" ET22 with 275/30-19 tires
    • Slight scrubbing of front fender liners may occur during full-lock turns. No permanent damage will be caused.

 

 

Performance Street/Track or Race Fitments

apex BMW e82 1m arc8 ec7 fl5 sm10 wheels fitment
EC-7 // Front: 18x10" ET25 with 25/65-18 slicks // Rear: 18x11" ET25 with 27/65-18 slicks (mods required)

These fitments prioritize (in order):
1. Performance
2. Ease of fitment
3. Aesthetics

These fitments are effective for both performance oriented street cars and weekend track warriors. The suspension type, alignment settings, and tire brand/size can be changed accordingly to work for either scenario.

Square Setups
Recommended for most types of street and performance driving. Allows proper front-to-rear tire rotation to extend tire life & improve handling balance.

  • Front & Rear: 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 tires
    • Popular fitment.
    • Slight scrubbing of front fender liners may occur during full-lock turns. No permanent damage will be caused.
  • Front & Rear: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires
    • Popular fitment.
    • Front negative camber required.
    • 5mm or larger front spacers required with certain aftermarket suspensions, see below.

Staggered Setups
Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x10.5” ET22 or ET27 with 285/35-18 tires
    • Slight scrubbing of front fender liners may occur during full-lock turns. No permanent damage will be caused.

  • Front: 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x11” ET25 with 285/35-18 tires
    • 295/30 or 295/35 rear tires may also be used. 
    • Slight scrubbing of front fender liners may occur during full-lock turns. No permanent damage will be caused.

 

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Our wheels are popular for winter use because of their unmatched caliper clearance. We recommend a square fitment in order to allow front-to-rear tire rotation, although staggered fitments can also be used.

Square setups

  • Front & Rear: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 with 245/40-18 winter tires
    • Direct fit.

 

Additional Fitment Information

Concavity & Face Profiles
Each of our wheel designs is available in two or three different levels of concavity, which we call Profiles. The Profile is dictated by the width and offset, meaning wide lower-offset wheels will have more concavity, while narrow higher-offset wheels will have less concavity.

Available Face Profiles

ARC-8 EC-7 FL-5 SM-10
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To determine the face profile of a specific wheel visit the "Specifications" tab on the product page for that wheel. For example:

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Identifying Suspension Types
If you’re using coilovers, see the image below to identify which type of coilover spring you have, as it may effect your wheel fitment.
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Aftermarket E82 1M Suspensions Known To Reduce Inner Clearance
(includes but not limited to):

  • Bilstein PSS9 & PSS10
  • KW Height-Adjustable Spring (HAS) kit
  • KW Variants
  • KW Clubsports
  • Öhlins Road & Track

About Camber Plates 

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Adjustable camber plates do more than just aid in wide wheel and tire fitment. They provide increased grip and reduced tire wear by spreading the load evenly during cornering. Learn more in our blog article, The Positives of Negative Camber, then see our 1M camber plate pages here.

Big Brake Kit Clearances
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We have tested plenty of big brake kits with most of the wheels listed in this guide. Please email us with any questions related to brake clearance, we’ll be happy to help.

Still have questions?
Fill out our Fitment Recommendation form
Call us: 925-245-0773
Email us: support@apexraceparts.com

 

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